12. Why does Douglass change his name from Bailey to Johnson to Douglass, as stated in Chapter 11 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass?
A. He wishes to be his own man, free as he chooses, including his name.
B. He no longer wants that attachment to slavery.
C. He wishes to be named for his hero.
D. There are too many Johnsons in his area.
13. What action does the author of "The Great Mississippi River" call on readers to take in the final paragraph?
A. "Through navigation, commerce, and recreation, the river plays a central role in the lives of millions of Americans."
B. "This would provide guidance to farmers along the Mississippi and other U.S. waterways."
C. "The Mississippi River has long been crucial to the development and continuance of the U.S. economy and way of life."
D. "Americans will have to learn how to address and support the ecological needs of this great watershed."
14.What is it that Mr. Covey has a reputation for, according to Chapter 9 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass?
A. He was skilled in teaching slaves how to read.
B. Mr. Covey was known to teach slaves better work habits.
C. Mr. Covey was skilled in teaching slaves religion.
D. He was a slave-breaker.
What facts does the author of "The Great Mississippi River" present in paragraphs 10 and 11 about the harmful effects farming is having on the river?
A. "The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is the largest in the world, covering up to 7,000 square miles of water."
B. "The algae decrease the amount of oxygen in the water, resulting in a 'dead zone' that is inhospitable to fish and other organisms."
C. "Many of the farmers along the Mississippi apply pesticides to their crops to prevent or eliminate harmful infestations of insects."
D. "The Mississippi River is part of a huge watershed that drains streams and rivers over nearly half of the land area of the lower 48 states."
What is the best definition for the underlined word based on the following sentence?
"Douglass being captured after his first attempt at escaping was a calamity, and made him much more cautious before his second attempt."
A. An event resulting in great loss and misfortune
B. A good attempt
C. An exciting event or occurrence
D. A success
As described in Chapter 6 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, what is one of the primary differences Douglass notices between city slaves and plantation slaves?
A. "City slaves are not whipped as plantation slaves are."
B. "City slaves are able to move more freely than plantation slaves."
C. "A city slave is permitted to read and write."
D. "A city slave is much better fed and clothed."